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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON November 20, 2015 - 0 COMMENTS
WSU: Good excuse to go fishing
Of course, WSU is far more than an excuse to spend a few hours slinging threads at river ghosts. It is a great cause, a vision of hope, an investment in our fishing future, a vocal community whose common value is the legendary freshwater sportfish of the West Coast and whose common trait is an [ READ MORE... ]
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There are those who thought we were crazy. Crazy in what we believed. Crazy in our attempt to unite anglers, to try to solve allegedly unsolvable problems that had plagued steelhead rivers for decades. To rest on science. To support sensible solutions.
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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON November 20, 2015 - 0 COMMENTS
Finishing the Job
To be sure, there remains much habitat work to be done, but as I look back I can see tremendous progress and it should be celebrated. The dedicated, talented staff and volunteers at Trout Unlimited have played a major role in many habitat success stories, and I could not be more proud of our [ READ MORE... ]
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Earlier this week the American Fly Fishing Trade Association or AFFTA joined roughly 50 fishing and outdoor businesses and outfitters across Montana urging the State to precede with extreme caution on a proposed underground copper mine on Sheep Creek, the main tributary of the Smith River in [ READ MORE... ]
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Located right near Missoula, Montana, the Hughes-Fredline ditch is one of the few unscreened diversions on Rattlesnake Creek. Each year, it is known to entrain hundreds of juvenile fish, including threatened bull trout. This ditch is mostly known as a “backyard stream” to many local residents, who [ READ MORE... ]
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Decisions affecting our rivers should be made thoughtfully, keeping in mind both work and family and the long-term unease caused by ongoing threats to those rivers. But, sadly enough, final decisions protecting our rivers are often not final.
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“Drought doesn’t strike suddenly out of the blue like a typhoon or tornado, but instead has a long, slow grip that coats your teeth and eyes with a layer of dust and seems to wring moisture from your breath,” she wrote in a recent piece in The Hill. “It’s tough to come up with ways to share water [ READ MORE... ]
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Today, Trout Unlimited released the results of an extensive poll of more than 630 active steelhead anglers in California, Oregon and Washington that reveals broad support for wild steelhead conservation and for managing fisheries to sustain wild steelhead populations.
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The Chapter is based in Coos Bay on the southern Oregon coast with members from Florence to the California border. Some of Oregon’s well known coastal river basins are in the area like the lower Umpqua, Coos, Coquille, Elk, and Sixes. These basins have populations of wild Chinook salmon, coho [ READ MORE... ]
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